Alamance Community College
2020 Calendar Year

Horticulture Business

Course
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Course
TITLE
contact
hours
Credit
hours
HOR-116 Landscape Management I 4 3
HOR-116   Landscape Management I PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers information and skills necessary to analyze a property and develop a management schedule. Emphasis is placed on property measurement, plant condition, analysis of client needs, and plant culture needs. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a property, develop management schedules, and implement practices based on client needs.

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HOR-118 Equipment Operation and Maintenance 4 2
HOR-118   Equipment Operation and Maintenance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the proper operation and maintenance of selected equipment used in horticulture. Emphasis is placed on the maintenance, minor repairs, safety devices, and actual operation of selected equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to design a maintenance schedule, service equipment, and demonstrate safe operation of selected equipment.

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HOR-164 Horticultural Pest Management 4 3
HOR-164   Horticultural Pest Management PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the identification and management of plant pests including insects, diseases, and weeds. Topics include pest identification and beneficial organisms, pesticide application safety and use of least toxic methods of management. Upon completion, students should be able to manage common landscape pests using least toxic methods of control and be prepared to sit for North Carolina Commercial Pesticide Ground Applicators license.

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HOR-170 Horticultural Computer Applications 4 2
HOR-170   Horticultural Computer Applications PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces computer programs as they apply to the horticulture industry. Emphasis is placed on applications of software for plant identification, design, and irrigation. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer programs in horticultural situations.

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HOR-273 Horticultural Management & Marketing 3 3
HOR-273   Horticultural Management & Marketing PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the steps involved in starting or managing a horticultural business. Topics include financing, regulations, market analysis, employer/employee relations, formulation of business plans, and operational procedures in a horticultural business. Upon completion, students should be able to assume ownership or management of a horticultural business.

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HOR-277 Horticultural Sales & Services 3 3
HOR-277   Horticultural Sales & Services PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces various strategies for marketing horticulture products and services. Topics include wholesale, retail, and consignment sales; advertising media; costing products and services; preparing estimates, bids, and proposals; and consumer relations. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a marketing strategy for various horticulture products and services.

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TRF-220 Turfgrass Calculations 2 2
TRF-220   Turfgrass Calculations PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces the specific math concepts and calculations necessary in the turfgrass industry. Emphasis is placed on calibration of equipment used in the application of fertilizers and pesticides and calculation of solid materials used in construction. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly perform basic calculations and calibrations and estimate materials needed in specific professional turfgrass management situations.

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Semester Total 24 18

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